I had the pleasure of joining Patti Austin on Pensado’s Place last week. I hope you enjoy the interview and wish you all best wishes for the New Year.
As promised…This is “Night Bloom” composed, arranged and performed by Tom Scott from “One Night / One Day.” This is hot!
Tomorrow Soundwings is re-leasing Tom Scott’s wonderful album “One Night / One Day”.
In framing this album with Tom, the intent was to paint on the big canvas, to showcase not only Tom’s abilities as a saxophonist, but as a complete musician, as comfortable in a New Orleans dive as with a full symphony orchestra. As a testament to his virtuosity and musicality this is a live album where everyone played together at the same time. There is not a single edit in this recording and each selection is a complete take from start to finish.
– Patrick Williams
I am thrilled to re-release this incredible album with my friend, my colleague and one of the finest musicians alive.
– Tom Scott
Here’s an excerpt from “Romances For A Jazz Soloist”
-Composed by: Patrick Williams for Tom Scott
More to come…
Soundwings™ is proud to announce the release of Elliot Deutsch Big Band’s full-length album The Push! Proclaimed by Bill Holman to be a “young star in the field of jazz composing and arranging,” Deutsch has assembled a top-notch 16-piece ensemble of some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles. The Push! embodies a youthful, exuberant jazz ensemble sound that, while influenced by the great records that came before it, pushes the genre in a new and exciting direction. Every note of the album oozes with the joy Deutsch feels when he stands in front of his world-class band.
Several of the pieces on The Push! have already won awards, including “50 Piece McChow Down,” where was awarded ASCAP’s prestigious 2013 Young Jazz Composer Award. In 2012, Deutsch’s arrangement of “Pure Imagination” received top honors in ASMAC’s Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition. Following that honor, he was invited to perform at ASMAC’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in front of Los Angeles’ greatest composers and orchestrators. Also in attendence was producer Jason Lee. Lee contacted Deutsch about producing a new record and putting The Push! into motion. In June of 2014 Elliot Deutsch Big Band recorded 10 of Deutsch’s pieces at historic Capitol Studios with engineer Steve Genewick.
My daughter Greer was going through some of my library and had some tapes transferred to digital. The enclosed is a track from my very first arranging job in New York. It was an album with Clark Terry, and when I heard it again after all these years…wow. The band consisted of Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Al Porcino, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Al Cohen, Urbie Green, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman, Milt Hinton, Mundell Lowe, and Osie Johnson on drums. The studio was A&R recording on 48th street and the engineer was Phil Ramone. This cut is my tune, and after they played it…I was soaking wet! I never thought I would ever hear this again! Enjoy!